Planning approval for £30m energy recovery park

Iona Capital is due to start on site in November with the construction of a 123,000 sq ft waste-to-energy plant in Southport, designed by Liverpool-based architect Condy Lofthouse.

Peel wins architecture award

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Peel’s new base for Wirral Metropolitan College, designed by Glenn Howells, was among five North West winners at the RIBA national awards. [GALLERY]

Halton picks Mott, IBI for Runcorn vision

Halton Council has commissioned a team made up of architect and urban designer, IBI Group and engineer, Mott MacDonald along with property consultants, BE Group to develop a masterplan for West Runcorn.

SURVEY: Vertical Salary Review

The construction and property sector has seen unprecedented changes in recent years and as we enter a new period we think it’s important to understand the impact of this on industry professionals.

Helm plans in for Prescot Playhouse

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A planning application has been submitted for the construction of a £19m Jacobean theatre in Prescot, designed by Helm Architecture, which has been under discussion for the past nine years.

Best read stories of 2015

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Place North West looks back at the stories most popular with readers over the past year, with headlines dominated by big development strategies, new companies entering the market and bumper planning agendas.

‘Bold modernist’ library listed

Wirral’s Bebington Central Library has been listed Grade 2 by heritage minister Tracey Crouch along with six other later 20th Century libraries. The British Library in London has been listed Grade 1.

Sefton hires team to tackle Crosby blight

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Sefton Council has appointed planning consultant Nexus Planning, architecture practice Broadway Malyan, surveyors Aspinall Verdi, and transport specialists JMP Consultants to devise a plan to revitalise Crosby Village.